Ireland named second safest country in the world for 2024

According to findings by the latest Global Peace Index (GPI), Ireland is the second safest country in the world for 2024.

Ireland was named the second safest country in the world for 2024.

When it comes to organising your future travel plans, safety is sure to be one of the things at the forefront of your mind. 

You want to spend your holidays finding the hidden gems, visiting the sites, and trying all the delicious food in your new destination, not worrying about whether it’s safe to go out alone. 

So, whether you’re travelling with kids or you just want to enjoy a stress-free vacation, the Emerald Isle could be the perfect choice as Ireland has just been named the second safest country in the world for 2024.

Recent world safety rankings – rising global tensions

There's so much to see and do around the Emerald Isle.
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The latest results from the Global Peace Index (GPI) show that the world is not as safe a place as it used to be.

Their latest findings reveal that the average global peacefulness level has deteriorated for the 12th time in 16 years and 97 countries saw a decline in safety score.

If you’re in any way up-to-date with global affairs, these findings should come as no surprise. Global tensions continue to rise with the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the Yemeni Civil War, and the Israel and Palestine war.

However, 65 countries have shown an increase in their peacefulness score. One of which, our wee home, Ireland, was even named the second safest country in the world for 2024.

Even more reason to visit – add the Emerald Isle to your bucket list

Ireland was named the second safest country in the world for 2024.
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Ireland has plenty going for it. From stunning scenery to epic coastal stretches, great food and drinks to a lively nightlife scene. So, if that wasn’t enough reason to visit, you can now add the fact that Ireland is the second safest country in the world to that list.

Ranking just behind Iceland, Ireland claimed second place. The GPI based their ranking on a number of factors including the level of safety and security in society. They also looked at the levels of domestic and international conflict as well as militarisation.

Austria ranked in third position, just behind Ireland, followed by New Zealand and Singapore in fourth and fifth. You can find out more about this year’s GPI findings on their website here.

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